BA (Hons) Business - Law
The BA (Hons) in Business (Law) degree programme incorporates a balanced mix of specialised business modules, geared toward students who, whilst wishing to study for a general business degree, choose to focus especially on the legal component throughout the duration of their studies.
Aims & Objectives
The overall aim of the BA (Hons) Business with Law is to provide students with an integrated, balanced and flexible business education and to enable them to develop the business, legal and personal skills required to establish them in their subsequent careers.
• To provide students with knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of business and the principles of subjects relating to many aspects of the business
• To develop and nurture in students, a methodical approach to analysis, problem solving and decision making.
• To provide opportunities for personal development
• To develop students' learning skills to meet the demands of postgraduate study
On completion of this programme students should have acquired the skills to:
• Demonstrate a foundation in the core areas of law that affect the functioning of a commercial environment
• Demonstrate a clear understanding of the application and impact of the legal concepts that affect management and operational decisions from a national and EU perspective
• Understand a range of business functions and the multi-disciplinary nature of business
• Apply appropriate academic theories and concepts to a range of business and management issues
• Demonstrate a range of skills required by managers
• Understand the influence of the international context on legal decisions
The minimum entry requirements for the BA (Hons) Business (Law) are:
• Leaving Certificate – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 2H5s and 4 O6s/H7s, to include English or another language, or
• FETAC – A full Level 5 FETAC Award (i.e. 8 modules) with at least 3 distinctions, or
• A-Levels / GCSE – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade C to include Mathematics and English or another language, plus 2 A-Level passes at grade C or higher, or
• BTEC – Applicants must obtain a minimum of a BTEC National Diploma in a cognate area.
• For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.
All EU nationals aged 23 years before 1st of January in the year of application are classified as ‘mature applicants’. Mature learners can apply directly to the college and will be assessed on basis of age, work experience and educational attainment as outlined in the DBS Quality Assurance Handbook (QAH).